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Brazil's ambitious HIV treatment plan based on Canadian concept

Brazil has resolved to get all 720,000 people with HIV on to treatment within a few years, including the 150,000 people who don’t yet know they have the virus.

Published
20 November 2014
From
The Globe and Mail
HIV now and then: 1982 vs 2014 [Video]

For the first time, more than 100,000 people are thought to be living with HIV in the UK, according to new figures from Public Health England. A leading HIV consultant has told the BBC there is a "complete lack of awareness" of the risks among many gay men. Jonathan Blake was one of the first people in Britain to be diagnosed back in 1982 and 19-year-old Luke Alexander found out last year he had the virus. BBC Radio 5live got the two men together at the Gay's The Word bookshop in London to talk frankly about their experiences of living with HIV.

Published
20 November 2014
From
BBC
HIV diagnoses among UK gay men at all-time high: GMFA response

"Supporting HIV prevention for gay men is crucial", say’s GMFA’s Chief Executive, Matthew Hodson

Published
20 November 2014
From
GMFA
UNAIDS reports that reaching Fast-Track Targets will avert nearly 28 million new HIV infections and end the AIDS epidemic as a global health threat by 2030

If the world does not rapidly scale up in the next five years, the epidemic is likely to spring back with a higher rate of new HIV infections than today, UNAIDS says.

Published
19 November 2014
From
UNAIDS
HIV in the UK: 76% diagnosed, 90% on treatment, 90% undetectable

The UK’s annual epidemiological report, released yesterday, shows that the country already provides HIV treatment to 90% of people attending clinical services and that 90% of those

Published
19 November 2014
By
Roger Pebody
AIDS Group Wages Lonely Fight Against Pill to Prevent HIV

Michael Weinstein of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation shows up in lots of news articles about Truvada in part because he runs a large H.I.V.-care organization, and in part because he gives colorful quotes. But he also shows up because he and the foundation stand more or less alone within the world of H.I.V.-prevention groups in their skepticism about PrEP.

Published
17 November 2014
From
New York Times
What are the barriers that could stop HIV treatment becoming HIV prevention?

One of the key strategies involved in trying to bring an end to the HIV epidemic is to increase the proportion of HIV-positive people on antiretroviral therapy

Published
12 November 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Time for the UK to get ready for PrEP

The results of the PROUD study will renew calls for the intervention to be made available in the UK. Further study is needed to confirm the wider acceptability of PrEP to the highest risk individuals and how it affects risk behaviour, but the UK health authorities should begin now to look into how best to deploy this intervention. The numbers show that a new approach to curbing the HIV epidemic in the UK's MSM is needed, the approach exists, and should be made available as soon as possible.

Published
10 November 2014
From
The Lancet HIV
Is PARTNER Good News Being Ignored?

Bob Leahy on how Canada has interpreted the preliminary results of the ground-breaking PARTNER study. In some quarters it’s still “wait and see”, but wait and see what? And does “wait and see” cut it with poz gay men?

Published
07 November 2014
From
Positive Lite
Problems with test and treat in Thailand

The Thai government has announced that the national policy is test and treat. There are several problems with this.

Published
05 November 2014
From
HIV Information for Myanmar (blog)
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